[Histonet] Technician Position in Cartilage research

xia <@t> oakland.edu xia <@t> oakland.edu
Thu Oct 21 11:53:50 CDT 2004

Technician Position in Cartilage research

A technician position will soon be available* in 
the Microscopic NMR Imaging (µMRI) Lab in 
Department of Physics, Oakland University. OU is 
located in suburban Rochester, Michigan, in north 
Oakland County, which boasts one of the most 
picturesque campuses in the country.

We study articular cartilage using 
multidisciplinary techniques, including 
non-invasive µMRI, polarized light microscopy and 
histology, Fourier-transform infrared imaging 
(FTIRI) system, and chemical and mechanical 
calibrations. MRI instrumentation consists of a 
Bruker AMX 300 NMR system with 7T wide-bore 
superconducting magnet, microimaging accessories, 
and a SGI workstation. Other major instruments in 
our lab include an EnduraTec ELF 3200 mechanical 
testing system, a Leica DM RXP polarized light 
microscope interfaced with a 12-bit CCD camera, a 
soon-to-be-installed FTIRI system, a biochemistry 
and histology lab, and a number of personal 
computers running Macintosh, UNIX, and Windows 
operating systems.

The successful candidate should possess practical 
skills in the histology of cartilage or other 
connective tissue and a strong background in the 
routine operation of various modern instruments. 
Working knowledge of computers and Internet will 
be an asset. Specifically, we are looking for a 
highly motivated individual who will participate 
in the multidisciplinary research activities in 
our lab as part of a team. Additional 
responsibilities include 
of existing instrument and computers, assistance 
in data analysis, training new students and other 
users, and other related duties as assigned. 
Handling live animal is not required. This is a 
full-time position funded for up to five years, 
renewable on a yearly basis given adequate 
performance. The position can also be tailored 
into part-time for a set of specific 

Interested individuals should send their CV, 
statement of previous experience, and the names, 
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least three references to:
Dr. Yang Xia
Associate Professor of Physics
Dept of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Tel: 248-370-3420; Fax: 248-370-3408; E-mail: xia <@t> oakland.edu
Web: http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/XiaLab_index.html.

* Pending final budgetary approval. OU is an equal opportunity employer.

Yang Xia, Ph. D.   
276 Hannah Hall, Physics Department        
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4487, USA
Tel: (248) 370-3420(office), 370-2403(NMR), 370-3402 & 370-4873 (labs)
Fax: (248) 370-3408   Email: xia <@t> oakland.edu  
Web: http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/        

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